Core Knowledge UK provides a solution for homeschooling families looking for a springboard that provides direction for their child's education.
The Core Knowledge Sequence UK informs a coherent, cumulative and content-rich curriculum of the essential content and skills to cover in the arts, humanities and sciences in Years 1 to 6. It provides you with clear aims to work towards by describing what your child should learn in each school year, and it helps your child create connections and see the rich and varied perspectives provided by each discipline.
The Core Knowledge UK curriculum can be used as the sole backbone of your home education curriculum or used to complement the National Curriculum. The Core Knowledge UK curriculum is not prescriptive in implementation, so you can tailor it to the specific needs of your child. It offers specific guidelines that can reasonably be expected to make up about half of your child's curriculum, leaving ample room for you to cater your teaching to your child's interests and to explore additional subject matter.
The Sequence UK is designed to offer a solid, coherent foundation of learning that encourages steady academic growth as your child constructs their knowledge, develops their cultural literacy and deepens their critical thinking skills year after year. When you use the Sequence UK, the core of your curriculum is coherent within and across your child's learning each year. For example, a topic on the geography of the Mediterranean in Year 2 is taught alongside a literature topic on the mythology of Ancient Greece. Cumulatively these form a foundation for another topic on Athens and the beginnings of democracy.
A series of resource books supplements the Sequence UK. What Your Year 1 Child Needs to Know, for 5- to 6-year-olds, is the first of six books in the Core Knowledge UK resource book series for parents and home educators of primary school-aged children. This beautifully illustrated and engaging resource books provide an introduction to the essential skills and content to learn in English language and literature, maths, science, history, geography, visual arts and music. They are also filled with age-appropriate reading, suggested activities and questions that stimulate thinking.
You can find out more about the Core Knowledge UK resource books and purchase them here. You can also register for our newsletter to receive updates on the publication of subsequent books and new Core Knowledge UK activities.